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I’ve just returned from Ireland, you know, the evergreen place that captures the imagination of so many. Even without Irish heritage, unlike my husband who’s ancestry is all things Irish, I’ve learnt to love the place. But despite the rich … Continue reading

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Big space outside my little space

I always love it when I spend time in another place with other people, especially if they live very different lives. This week-end was one of those times. I spent the week-end on a farming property in rural Victoria. Gum … Continue reading

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Rosalie Ham and ‘The Dressmaker’

Today I saw the film ‘The Dressmaker’ and I loved it. Quite a few years ago I read Rosalie Ham’s book ‘The Dressmaker’ and I loved that too. So I couldn’t wait to see this depiction on the big screen. … Continue reading

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Trams in the distance

The noise, just enough to resonate within my brain, then it’s gone I don’t think about the tram until the sound repeats seven minutes or even nine later rumbling, clanging, scraping familiar and comforting The background noise it comes and … Continue reading

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Do we take ourselves too seriously?

Recently at the funeral of a lovely ninety-three year old woman, I was particularly taken by one of the many beautiful, funny and endearing comments made about her. One of the things said about her was that she had ‘the ability to … Continue reading

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Lazy days, well maybe not!

It’s slightly off-season in this beautiful seaside resort, only those with time to spare are here. The view from the third floor balcony is idyllic. Palm trees, lush green manicured gardens and then, as if that’s not enough, lapping at … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Sometimes it takes a fellow writer to pass from this world in order to hear the story behind the person. Today, I heard a story about a wonderful woman, whom I am sorry to say, I didn’t know well enough. A fellow writer … Continue reading

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‘Poets at the Pub’

Every now and again I’m stopped in my tracks! Last Monday evening in Broken Hill, Australia, we went along to the ‘Black Lion Pub’ to experience a night of poetry by a group of three rather different but amazing blokes. George … Continue reading

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Out of my comfort zone

Over the last few days I’ve been forced to come out of my comfort zone. Performing to a live audience has never been my ambition. Sure, from time to time I’ve made speeches, talked at professional functions and had a … Continue reading

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The clock ticks…

Away from home the clock ticks for two men, guilty men, they don’t deny mistakes they’ve made, big mistakes ten years ago.   Soon they will have no chance to further show remorse to live another way, to make up even slightly … Continue reading

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